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PS. Sunday Metal will never die. 🤘

Even more about Skill Development

Claude’s an influence in my study of minimum competency for defensive handgun use. Here are some additional details on his offering of a good and simple way to start establishing competency.

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‘three shots, three yards, three seconds,’ https://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/skills-conversation-about-lapd-shootouts/ has generated some good discussion and questions, which makes me happy. Someone posted a question on the Facebook page for Growing Up Guns.

Nothing was said about whether this done from a low or compressed ready, or from concealment, as far as the par time. Being LE based info, I’m assuming this was done from a duty holster. Thoughts?

It’s a progression, just like the size of the target. When someone is first learning to shoot, do it from Low Ready, muzzle below the feet of the target, finger off the trigger. Once a shooter achieves some degree of proficiency, which I would personally define as being able to consistently hit the quarter sheet, then branching can begin. Others might be satisfied with hitting the full sheet consistently as a standard.

There are numerous possible branching variations.

  • From the midpoint of the…

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Skills conversation about LAPD Shootouts

Claude’s an influence in my study of minimum competency for defensive handgun use. This is a good and simple way to start establishing competency.

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#fridayfundamentals

I was talking with a friend of mine, who has Been There and Done That (BTDT), about Real Shootouts of the LAPD. He asked:

What was your biggest conclusion after writing the book?

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“When Frank McGee (head of NYPD firearms training in the 70s) said ‘three shots, three yards, three seconds,’ he wasn’t far off the mark” was my response. I still think that on-duty POlice shootouts may be a different story but the off-duty shooting situations are much like those of an Armed Citizen.

We then started talking about the difference between ‘when to shoot’ vis-à-vis ‘how to shoot’ training / practice. He had an interesting take on targets in terms of ‘how to shoot.’

What he tells his students is,

Use a sheet of paper. When you can consistently hit that, fold it in half. When you can consistently hit that, fold it…

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Sunday Metal – Overkill

Overkill, Live at Metal Hammer (1986)

 

Sunday Metal – Exodus (proto-Metallica)

Supposedly a demo, but seems a live recording, of Exodus. Check out “Die by his Hand”… you Metallica fans will likely recognize the riff. Kirk’s still in Exodus at this point and it’s his riff…

 

Sunday Metal – Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister, live in 1982 – back when they were dangerous.

Sunday Metal – Whitesnake

Cool full-concert footage of Whitesnake from 1983 (looks to be in support of “Saints & Sinners”) – before the big hair-metal explosion, basically when he was still channeling Deep Purple. And check out Jon Lord on keyboards.

My favorite is the original “Here I Go I Again” vs. the later “hit” version… “hobo” being updated to “drifter”. I don’t know why, but I always found that lyrical change funny… “hobo” isn’t as cool as “drifter”. 🙂

Sunday Metal – Power Trip

Power Trip, from Moshfest 2011. Looks like it was recorded in someone’s basement or garage or something.

Very cool early capture of Power Trip.

Sunday Metal – Dead Boys

Sunday Metal – Slayer (early rehearsal)

A recording of a Slayer rehearsal, from probably around “Hell Awaits” given the songs they’re practicing.

Sunday Metal – Slayer (demo)

This is pretty neat.

Sounds like one of Jeff’s demo tapes (he would often 4-track with a drum machine to work out songs). Looks like the stuff that would become “Reign in Blood”